Allocasuarina portuensis L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Dioecious shrub 3–5 m high.
Branchlets to 27 cm long; articles usually faintly waxy, 13–20 mm long, 0.8–1.0 mm diam.; ridges rounded-convex to somewhat angular; teeth 7 or 8, spreading to recurved, often slightly overlapping, often withering, 0.7–1.1 mm long.
Cones on peduncles 2–15 mm long; cone body 12–15 mm long, 8–10 mm diam.; bracteoles obtuse. Samara 4.0–5.0 mm long, dark brown.
Distribution and occurrence: In tall shrubland on slope of sandstone headland at Nielsen Park, Sydney Harbour N.P. Known only from 10 individuals in 1990; by 2008, cultivated only.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Close to A. rigida.
Text by K. L. Wilson & L. A. S. Johnson (1990); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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